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    This is definitely an unusual combination as far as I can tell at the Power 5 Division 1 level.
    All conference in both basketball and volleyball.
    https://www.kstatesports.com/news/20...12-honors.aspx
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    Look up Chase Budinger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Budinger.

    Played basketball at Arizona although he had been a high school all-American in volleyball in high school - he debated playing both. Budinger then played in the NBA for 8 years. He is now back on the beach volleyball circuit and has been winning a few tournaments. He has an outside (very outside) shot at making the US Olympic team in 2020 in beach.
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    More of time constraint than anything else why more don't do it...I can think of a couple on the Oregon women's basketball team that could it ...
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    see Chase Budinger and raise you Keith Erickson: went to UCLA on basketball/baseball ride, won 2 NCAA hoops titles and was on the '64 Oly volleyball team, no?
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    Yes, Keith Erickson is a great example. You have it exactly right
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    And reading the Budinger entry on Wikipedia he was actually the high school player of the year in volleyball, not just an All-American
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    I recall that Wilt Chamberlain played volleyball, also. I cannot imagine how imposing he must have been.
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    I remember reading back in the '70s (before beach volleyball really took off) that Wilt and Erickson were considered the greatest duo on the planet
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I remember reading back in the '70s (before beach volleyball really took off) that Wilt and Erickson were considered the greatest duo on the planet
    Yes, I don't think Wilt ever played the 6-person indoor version. He always played beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    More of time constraint than anything else why more don't do it...I can think of a couple on the Oregon women's basketball team that could it ...
    That's one of the little details that got me. I had assumed she waited until volleyball season was over to play basketball, but Peyton Williams played 5 of the last 6 volleyball matches and 5 of the first 6 basketball games. Definitely a crazy schedule.
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